• 2013-present, University of California, Riverside        PhD (in progress), Physics  
  • 2012, Tehran University, Iran                                           M.Sc., Nanoscience and Technology


  • 2017 Dissertation Year Program Award

  • 2017 Dr. Janet M. Boyce Memorial Award, ‘Outstanding women in the science based upon strong academic research and impressive letters of recommendation, recognized by Dr. Isgouhi Kaloshian, chair of the CNAS committee on honors & scholarships, and Dr. Michael McKibben, CNAS divisional dean of student academic affairs’

  • 2016 Benjamin C. Shen Award – Outstanding 3rd year grad student. ‘For exceptional contributions to the study of electron transport in low-dimensional materials and their heterostructures.’

  • 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching (OT) award, ‘Acknowledging extraordinary efforts toward fulfilling the goals and missions of education at the University of California. This is among the highest honors of Teaching Assistants.’
  • 2014-2015 Outstanding physics Teaching Assistant (OTA) award, ‘Given in recognition of teaching excellence at the University of California.’


  • My research towards the study of electron transport in ​ hetero-
-structures composed of 2L-WSe2/MoSe2 has led  to discovery of
highly efficient photovoltaics that exhibit 350% enhancement of
the optoelectronic responsivity through a phenomena called Inter-
layer electron-hole pair multiplication by hot carriers. Please read
the whole article on the UCR department of physics and astronomy
website here entitled "Creating more powerful solar cells". 

  • University of California news; California’s force for research innovation:
UC Riverside physics grad student Fatemeh Barati studies ultrathin materials — only one atom thick — that could prove much more powerful than today’s technology in capturing and storing energy from the sun. Please read the whole article here .

  • I was one of the two graduate students chosen from UCR (two
graduate students from each of ten UC campuses met with Sacramento
lawmakers on April 19th on 2017 to show how our research is tackling
issues critical to California), going to Sacramento talking about the
broad impacts of my research on people’s lives, economy, and industry
of the united states with state legislators on grad research advocacy day.
Please read the rest in here .